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About Blacklock City

Blacklock is a modern version of the Great British chophouse. Set in an old electricity substation on the site of London"s oldest meat market. We take the best meat in the country from the award winning farmer and butcher Philip Warren in Cornwall. We cook chops simply over our real charcoal grill with a little help from vintage Blacklock irons and serve it all up alongside cocktails for a fiver and wine on tap in our atmospheric subterranean chop mecca. Bookings: Monday - Friday Bookings for lunch from 12-3pm Bookings for dinner from 5-11pm Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays - Closed.

13 Philpot Lane
London, EC3M 8AA
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Steak, Barbecue, British

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 12:00 - 15:00 and 17:00 - 23:00

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
£25 and under

Payment Options:
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
020 7998 7676

Website:
http://theblacklock.com/

Public Transport:
Bank and Monument Underground Stations within a 5 minute walk.

Executive Chef:
Mirek Dawid

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Wine

Blacklock City Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

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food

4.6

service

4.6

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4.3

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (65)
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vip
 (London)·Dined 5 days ago

I love this place, the staff are amazing and the food is tasty. If you love meat, you'll love Blacklock. Go now!

Tags: Seasonal, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Casual
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·Dined 5 days ago

Fantastic, staff we very friendly & super helpful as it was no trouble finding us a table we were happy with (did not really want the one we were allocated) but they even went as far as going out to buy some olives from a local shop for us, at present these are not something they offer.

Well worth a visit & very good value for money.

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Lunch
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·Dined on 10 November 2017

Great food, even better service by the guys who explained the food and brought us Birthday Prosecco, and a great atmosphere!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (London)·Dined on 10 November 2017

As always. The service in this place is outstanding. The best in London. The food is beautifully executed and the portions are huge. Don’t skip the cheesecake.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Great Beer
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 (London)·Dined on 8 November 2017

Amazing rib eye (definitely share as the portions are huge).

Tags: Notable Wine List, Comfort Food
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 (London)·Dined on 7 November 2017

Incredibly attentive, friendly and efficient service.
Authentic, good food for meat lovers at an incredible value for money in central London.
Mixed clientele and great cocktails that would also allow a seat on the bar, snacks and watching...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (London)·Dined on 3 November 2017

Blacklock continues to be one of those special places where you can bring together good friends and great food for something special. Sometimes the challenge can be finding a venue everyone agrees on - not a problem whilst Blacklock is in town.

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 (London)·Dined on 2 November 2017

Food and service both wonderful and the bloody Mary was the best I've ever had- would highly recommend Blacklock and will definitely be back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Comfort Food, Casual, Cozy, Romantic, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch
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·Dined on 2 November 2017

Super gutes Restaurant und wirklich tolles Personal!

Tags: Business Meals, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Special Occasion, Romantic, Fun, Happy Hour, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 2 November 2017

Fantastic food, awesome staff, fantastic food.

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 (London)·Dined on 1 November 2017

Have been quite a few times, service always great and staff helpful and more and more of my friends are being indoctrinated into the Blacklock way! . Food is excellent value and the meats are amazing - always well seasoned and cooked. Excellent chips normally, this time i found more crispy bits than whole chips so the portion seemed a little small, however a small gripe as i will go again and again.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (London)·Dined on 31 October 2017

Great meal with a great service. Definitely coming back for more.

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·Dined on 27 October 2017

An excellent experience and I would recommend to everyone.

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic
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 (London)·Dined on 26 October 2017

I loved it! Food was delicious and the value was great for the amount of food we had!!
Our waitress saw that it was my friend’s birthday and brought us some cheese cake for us to share - so sweet!

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·Dined on 24 October 2017

Friendly staff, great food and attentive service without being intrusive. This is one of my absolute favourite restaurants right now. As a meat lover you cannot go wrong with the very good value "all in" option. The meat is cooked to perfection and there's plenty of it (I sent with a friend and we're both big rugby player build gents and we had plenty to eat!).
If you have room for dessert you've got to have the cheesecake - it is to die for.
You couldn't wish to meet a more friendly customer-focussed team than at The Blacklock. They add to the overall laid back professional experience I absolutely love about this venue.
If there is anything to criticise the venue for, it is that it can get very busy and therefore a little noisy, but people are enjoying themselves so you can forgive that!

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Casual, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 20 October 2017

Food and service were impeccable. My friend had broken her ankle and was on crutches and the staff went out of their way to help us by finding a quiet table out of the way and a place to put her crutches.

Definitely one of my favourites...

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 (London)·Dined on 19 October 2017

Absolutely exceptional. The last time I went to Blacklock (Soho), I received the best customer service I've ever had, and I've been raving about it ever since.

This time, the food was again incredible, and the staff fantastic - including giving us some great advice on the menu.

Definitely coming back.

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·Dined on 10 October 2017

I would definitely recommend! The food was amazing the meat was sensational. A great atmosphere

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 6 October 2017

Everything was amazing thank you :)

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·Dined on 3 October 2017

£20 all-in for two was perhaps one of the best lunches I have ever had in the city.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 29 September 2017

Always great tasting meat and really friendly and knowledgeable service.
To echo other reviews the 'all in' is the way to go if only to taste that wonderful bread.
Been a few times and will continue.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on 26 September 2017

Absolutely DELICIOUS!!! The service is super friendly and attentive. Prices are great. What more can anyone want? Do yourself a favour and get yourself a table!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fun
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 22 September 2017

Very small menu, but what is on there, is done exceptionally well - absolutely DELICIOUS!!

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·Dined on 21 September 2017

Top! The meat is delicious, the wine list good and the staff very friendly...
Will go again :)

Tags: Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on 21 September 2017

I'm very much a meaty person and this is without a doubt the best meal I've ever had. Not to mention our waitress was very attentive. All round amazing experience.

Tags: Casual, Cozy, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 20 September 2017

great place for a team night out , great value food was delicious - not for veggies!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 20 September 2017

great food at a fair price. A welcome change in The City.

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 (Essex)·Dined on 14 September 2017

Lovely food, staff very helpful explaining dishes and wines. Would definitely go again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 6 September 2017

What can I say about Blacklock; THIS PLACE IS FRICKING AWESOME. Not suitable for vegans.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Great Beer
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 (London)·Dined on 6 September 2017

Second visit and same amazing food and superb service 👍🏻

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Cozy, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on 5 September 2017

An absolute delight. Excellent food, at very reasonable prices. Wonderful drinks that are a mix of classical and new cocktails (the Honey Ginger Mule in particular was a very nice take on a classic). The staff were without exception friendly, knowledgable and welcoming.

I would particularly recommend all of the pre chop bites, as well as the pigs head on Sourdough toast, The courgette with chickory and stilton, and the baby gem with anchovy dripping. As for the mains, they were all perfectly cooked to our preference.

I will definitely be visiting again, as well as recommending to any and all friends (who aren't vegetarian or vegan, who will definitely find the menu a little intimidating)

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Quick Bite, Notable Wine List, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (London)·Dined on 4 September 2017

Great food, great service, excellent recommendations by Christian.

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 (London)·Dined on 1 September 2017

Great late Birthday meal staff are amazing food is great our new go to place can't say better than that

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 (London)·Dined on 30 August 2017

Excellent chops, wonderful sauces. Great value on the "all in" option.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 24 August 2017

Staff and food are amazing. Great service, and passionate and attentive staff. Food is amazing. It can be as healthy or naughty as you want to make it. Cocktails are great and the price is also very reasonable for good quality meat and drinks. I have been to Blacklock Soho for Sunday Roast and Blacklock City for an evening weekday meal and would definitely recommend for either.

Tags: Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great Beer, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Fun, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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·Dined on 22 August 2017

Great location, friendly service and lovely food. Good place for a business lunch if you like meat. We had the all in platter for two and could not finish it, too much food for lunch. Would definitely recommend it and will be going back.

Tags: Business Meals, Great for Lunch
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 (London)·Dined on 18 August 2017

Everything perfect! Special mention to Adam for getting us sorted with a table and looked after

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 18 August 2017

Had birthday lunch with few friends. Service was great!
It was thee of us so we had 'all in' for two and 700g prime rib to share! Everything was delicious!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Casual, Business Meals, Fun
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·Dined on 14 August 2017

Excellent quality products made with passion! Interesting ambiance.

Tags: Authentic, Hot Spot
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vip
 (London)·Dined on 11 August 2017

Great services and fantastic steak. All good.

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